rest on/upon

phrasal verb

Definition of rest on/upon 

1 : to depend or rely on (someone or something) All our hopes rested on one man.

2 : to stop moving and look at (someone or something) His eyes/gaze rested on the letter.

3 : to be based on (something) His theory rested upon two important pieces of evidence.

Learn More about rest on/upon

Share rest on/upon

Dictionary Entries near rest on/upon

restock

restoke

Reston

rest on/upon

restor

restorable

restoral

Statistics for rest on/upon

Look-up Popularity

Comments on rest on/upon

What made you want to look up rest on/upon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!